Homeless Reports

 

The CoC Program (24 CFR Section 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. 

The 2019 meeting calendar for all committee and general meetings.  

For more information, please contact Sharon Baillie, Planning Coordinator.  

These reports are produced by the University of Hawaii, Center on the Family and are based on data collected from the State’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The HMIS is a web-based system that stores longitudinal client-level information about persons utilizing homeless assistance services, whose data is entered by over 40 agencies operating over 100 programs that fall under the homeless services network. All service providers who receive State and Federal funds are required to enter service data into the HMIS. Data contained in these reports are the most current available for individuals and families in Hawai‘i who utilize shelter and/or outreach services for the homeless and whose data were entered into the HMIS during the reporting period.

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness. PIC’s CoC Program Applications detail the extent of progress by the CoC in meeting HUD’s goals of ending homelessness, while competing for homeless services funding with hundreds of other CoCs nationally.

The Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Honolulu Continuum of Care (CoC), and is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. "Under Section 578.7 of the CoC Program interim rule, CoCs must plan and conduct, at least biennially, a Point-in-Time Count of homeless persons within the geographic area."  The PIT Count provides the community and homeless assistance providers with data needed to understand the number and characteristics of persons who are homeless at one point in time. The PIT Count also provides policy makers with data needed to effectively allocate resources aimed at ending and preventing homelessness.